THE GUARDIAN: MPs fear May could exploit Labour split to call early election

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Release date: 19/2/2019

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Prof Rob Ford, an academic and Labour expert at the University of Manchester, said people should remember that the Social Democratic party, formed by MPs leaving Labour in the 1980s, took support from the Conservatives as well.

“If Tories are saying ‘ha ha’ to Labour about the Independent Group, then it doesn’t strike me that they’ve thought very deeply about the possible consequences,” he said.

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TitleMPs fear May could exploit Labour split to call early election
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/02/19
DescriptionProf Rob Ford, an academic and Labour expert at the University of Manchester, said people should remember that the Social Democratic party, formed by MPs leaving Labour in the 1980s, took support from the Conservatives as well.

“If Tories are saying ‘ha ha’ to Labour about the Independent Group, then it doesn’t strike me that they’ve thought very deeply about the possible consequences,” he said.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/19/labour-mps-fear-theresa-may-could-exploit-party-split-to-call-early-election
PersonsRobert Ford